Day one of the Student cup in Ultimate is over

Today four teams went head to head in the Student cup Bergen Challenge 2016! NHHI fielded two teams, BSI fielded one team and NIHI (Norwegian school of Sports Science) fielded a new team.

Our first match was against NHHI2, and it was an expected victory 11 – 2. We had our feet with us from the start, and opened a good lead. The points that NHHI2 scored were very nice. They used good handling to open up space on the field and their running capacity to get free from their defenders. More of this will get you extra points.

The second match came right on the heals of the first one, and was against NHHI2. They have really upped their game, and we missed with some attempted ISO plays to start with. The game went back and forth with lots of turnovers, and few points. In the end NHHI1 got ahead and won 5 – 7.

NIHI was our third opponent, and a team that I was excited to meet. I was not able to see their first game, so I didn’t know what level of play to expect. It turned out that this was players that did not have much Ultimate experience, and hadn’t played much together. This gave us a comfortable victory 12 – 1.

The fourt game was a rematch against NHHI2, and they had improved their game during the day. They started strong and finished strong, but in between those two rallies BSI dominated. It ended in a 10 – 3 victory (total 21 – 5).

Tomorrow we’re meeting NHHI1 and NIHI for the rematches, followed by the finals.

I would like to thank the players that were with me today for a tireless effort. There was many good points, and a lot of good defence. In four games we only conceded 13 points and scored 38, which I am very satisfied with.

I would also like to commend the other teams for very good spirit. There was very few calls on the field, and that makes me very happy!

All the results can be found on the Bergen Challenge web site!